Floating pavilions

The Predigtstuhlbahn was also revolutionary where the cabins are concerned. For the first time, they were built to a light-weight design involving new materials such as aluminium and Perspex. “Glass pavilions” was what the Reichenhall people had wanted and that is what Leipzig company Bleichert supplied. It developed an entirely new design, which was also more aerodynamic with its twelve-sided shape than the previously common hefty box shape. A damper was fitted as an additional feature, which is still countering the swinging movement after the cabin has passed a pylon. The trip thus became an experience in itself rather than a mere means to an end.


Predigtstuhlbahn Wagen1